Consumer News

OU KOSHER PRESENTS THE TOP CONSUMER QUESTIONS FOR PASSOVER 2014

April 3, 2014

  OU Kosher App The questions below are answered by Rabbi Tzvi Nussbaum, the voice of OU Kosher’s Consumer Hotline; the Webbe Rebbe; and Rabbi Eli Eleff, rabbinic coordinator and consumer relations administrator.  Rabbi Moshe Zywica, OU Kosher executive rabbinic coordinator, supervises the OU Consumer Relations Department. Q: Do raw nuts require certification for Passover?…

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BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL, THE OU GUIDE TO PASSOVER IS NOW AVAILABLE; ORDER NOW WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

March 20, 2014

The holiday is old but the Guide is new. With a completely fresh and innovative design and new features, the Orthodox Union’s 2014 Guide to Passover is now available for order at http://www.ou.org/guide. With a print run of close to 100,000 the Guide, as always, will be much in demand, and ordering early is a…

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Sherry Cask Whiskey Kosher for Purim?

March 12, 2014

The New OU Daf HaKashrus Consumer Edition debuts for purim; Brings specialized knowledge from the realm of the experts to educate kosher consumers Daf HaKashrus has always been a very specialized publication. With a circulation of 3,000 and published ten times a year, it is intended primarily for OU Kosher rabbis in the field, advanced students in kosher law,…

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FROM MELBOURNE TO NORFOLK: GOING GLOBAL AT THE HARRY H. BEREN ASK OU SKYPE KOSHER EDUCATION PROGRAM

March 11, 2014

Listeners from Melbourne tune in As the sun set in Melbourne, Australia it rose in Norfolk, Virginia.  And thus, a new OU Kosher educational program was born. Just as OU Kosher finished its 10-part Harry H. Beren ASK OU SKYPE series to Kollel Beth HaTalmud in Melbourne in January, Gila Schwartz, a teacher at the…

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BYRD’S FAMOUS COOKIES OF SAVANNAH IS NOW CERTIFIED

February 27, 2014

Byrd Cookie Company of Savannah, GA, baking “Byrd’s Famous Cookies” since 1924 for both Savannah locals and consumers around the world, has received kosher certification for its entire line of cookies from the Orthodox Union, the world’s largest and most respected kosher certification agency.  For 90 years, and through four generations, Byrd’s continues its standard…

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RABBIS HAVE PASSOVER QUESTIONS TOO: OU KOSHER TO PRESENT WEBINAR FOR RABBIS TUESDAY, MARCH 18 WITH RAV SCHACHTER; RABBIS SCHREIER, PRICE, GERSTEN

February 27, 2014

            OU Kosher will present a pre-Passover webinar for rabbis, Tuesday March 18 (two days after Purim) at 2:30 p.m. EDT. According to Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, “The webinar will be specifically geared for rabbis, their special concerns and interests. As the world leader in kosher education, OU Kosher feels a special…

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OU Kosher Rabbis Hail Groundbreaking New Technology

February 24, 2014

Leading rabbis from the Orthodox Union Kashrut Division enthusiastically endorsed revolutionary new technology by Zman Technologies to enhance Sabbath observance. The rabbis, including Rabbi Yisroel Belsky, posek (halachic advisor) to OU Kosher, Rabbi Menachem Genack, Chief Executive Officer of OU Kosher, and Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Chief Operations Officer of OU Kosher, were joined by Rabbi…

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OU KOSHER RABBIS TO GIVE PRESENTATION AT ‘KOSHER MADE EASY’ SHOW IN BROOKLYN, JANUARY 22

January 14, 2014

OU Kosher rabbinical coordinators Rabbi David Jenkins and Rabbi Eli Eleff will represent the Orthodox Union when the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the Center for Culinary Arts present the seminar, “Kosher Made Easy,” for business owners in the borough seeking to enter the kosher marketplace. It will be held on Wednesday, January 22 from…

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QUINOA IS KOSHER FOR PASSOVER BEARING THE OU-P SYMBOL

December 23, 2013

Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher, announced today that quinoa, the grain-like seed grown in South America, is Kosher for Passover when processed with special OU Passover supervision and bearing the OU-P symbol. His statement is as follows: “It is only recently that quinoa has become popular outside of its high-altitude growing area in…

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OUTREACH PROGRAM RETURNS WITH PRESENTATIONS

November 18, 2013

The Harry H. Beren ASK OU Kashrus OUTREACH Program and Congregation Bais Torah of Suffern will present a “Special Community Kashrus Event,” Motza’ei Shabbat, December 7, Parshat Vayigash, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Rabbi Yosef Grossman, Senior Educational Rabbinic Coordinator and OU Director of Kosher Education coordinated the program and will serve as MC. The program…

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